General Job Application Email 

Job Search Writing Considerations

  • Know both the individual’s and business objectives. Unlike the company goals, individual priorities and selling points can vary.
  • A marketing director may want help defining a brand.  A CFO may be prioritized with the saving money on campaigns.
  • Use an intriguing subject.   Instead of “Thank You” or “Checking-In”, try “A Few Positive Takeaways” or “Some Perceptions.”
  • When people think they know what’s in an email the less likely they are to prioritize and / or closely read it.

Email Template

Hello _____,

I was hoping to introduce myself. My name is _____. I had found _____{COMPANY NAME}’s open {FORMAL JOB TITLE} on {WHERE YOU FOUND THE JOB}.

After doing a good amount of research on {COMPANY NAME} and the open position, it is in my belief that I can contribute both fiscally and culturally to the organization.

Following a good amount of research on both your company, the sector and target market, it’s my perception that_____.

Needless to say, this intrigued me further. Overall, I would very much like to be considered for the role. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding my background, compensation requirements or career goals, I am more than happy to answer them.

Please accept my application for the role. I do very much look forward to hearing from you.

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